Order of Business Tuesday 27 March 2012

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.

House of Commons

Order of Business

At 11.30 am Prayers


Private Business

Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

Second Reading

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) Bill [Lords] (By Order).

Mr Christopher Chope

On Second Reading of the Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) Bill [Lords], to move, That the Bill be read a second time upon this day six months.


Notes:  * indicates a question for oral answer.

[R] indicates that the Member has declared a relevant interest.

Questions for oral answer not reached receive a written answer

Supplementary questions will also be asked. Other Ministers may also answer.

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health

*  1 Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire): What plans he has to improve individual choice and standards for end-of-life care. (101872)

*  2 Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): What his most recent estimate is of the cost of NHS reorganisation. (101873)

*  3 Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): What assessment he has made of progress in tackling tuberculosis in England. (101874)

*  4 Ian Lucas (Wrexham): What discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the treatment by the NHS of patients with defective breast implants. (101875)

*  5 John Robertson (Glasgow North West): On how many occasions and on what dates he has met the Secretary of State for Scotland to discuss the potential effects of the Health and Social Care Bill on the NHS in Scotland. (101876)

*  6 Dr Phillip Lee (Bracknell): What the average cost has been of a consultation at an NHS walk-in centre since 2008. (101877)

*  7 Gavin Shuker (Luton South): What his most recent estimate is of the cost of NHS reorganisation. (101878)

*  8 Guy Opperman (Hexham): What his policy is on the rationalisation of PFI deals in the North East for the purposes of making savings on long-standing PFI hospitals; and if he will make a statement. [R] (101879)

*  9 Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): What steps his Department is taking to develop more effective performance management of GPs. (101880)

*  10 Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): What steps he is taking to ensure that people receiving care at home funded by the NHS are involved in making the arrangements for that care. (101881)

*  11 Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): What recent representations he has received on the 111 pilot telephone service; and if he will make a statement. (101882)

*  12 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): If he will introduce proposals to require a minimum ratio of nurses to patients in hospitals. (101883)

*  13 Fiona Bruce (Congleton): What steps he is taking to provide services for people diagnosed with Raynaud's disease and scleroderma. (101884)

*  14 Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): What recent progress he has made on the review of adult congenital cardiac services. (101885)

*  15 Neil Carmichael (Stroud): What assessment he has made of the provision of vision screening for children. (101886)

*  16 Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent): What recent assessment he has made of the performance of services for older people. (101887)

*  17 Caroline Dinenage (Gosport): What steps he is taking to raise the professional standards of healthcare workers and care assistants. (101888)

*  18 Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): How he plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the Public Health Responsibility Deal. (101889)

*  19 Graeme Morrice (Livingston): What assessment he has made of the involvement of the private healthcare sector in the NHS. (101890)

*  20 Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): What estimate he has made of the average waiting time for patients to see their GP in the lastest period for which figures are available. (101891)

*  21 David Mowat (Warrington South): What plans he has to review the health allocation formula. (101893)

*  22 Margot James (Stourbridge): What assessment he has made of the conclusions and recommendations of the joint report by the NHS Confederation, Age UK and the Local Government Association on improving dignity in the care of older people; and if he will make a statement. (101894)

At 12.15 pm

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Health

The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.

*  T1 Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (101897)

*  T2 Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent):  (101898)

*  T3 Grahame M. Morris (Easington):  (101899)

*  T4 Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):  (101900)

*  T5 Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):  (101902)

*  T6 Stella Creasy (Walthamstow):  (101904)

*  T7 Simon Wright (Norwich South):  (101905)

*  T8 Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford):  (101906)

At 12.30 pm Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements, including on National Planning Policy Framework

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion


Roger Williams

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a Small Business Administration with the remit of acting as an ombudsman and advocate within government for small businesses, promoting a regulatory environment appropriate for small businesses, providing advice to those wishing to set up small businesses, improving access to finance for small businesses, developing and monitoring small business-friendly procurement policies and working with small firms to assist their export potential; and for connected purposes.

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business

2 BACKBENCH BUSINESS (unallotted day) [Until 7.00 pm]


Richard Ottaway

Mr David Winnick

Mr David Laws

Mrs Eleanor Laing

Heidi Alexander

Caroline Lucas

Paul FlynnMr John BaronZac Goldsmith

Jim FitzpatrickAndrew GeorgeGuy Opperman

Kate GreenRichard DraxSteve Brine

Stephen MetcalfeIan Swales

That this House welcomes the Director of Public Prosecution’s Policy to Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide, published in February 2010.

As Amendments to Richard Ottaway’s proposed Motion (Assisted Suicide):

Dame Joan Ruddock

Nigel Mills

Lorely Burt


Line 3, at end add ‘and invites the Government to consult as to whether to put the guidance on a statutory basis.’.

Fiona Bruce

Robert Halfon

Stuart Andrew

Mr David Burrowes

John Pugh

Jim Dobbin

Dr Thérèse CoffeyPaul GogginsGlyn Davies

Mrs MenschSarah NewtonMr David Nuttall

John GlenMr Julian BrazierCharlie Elphicke

Stephen MosleyStephen McPartlandJeremy Lefroy

Mr Gary StreeterMr William CashSir Peter Bottomley

Mr Robert BucklandNicky MorganMr David Amess

Paul MaynardAlun CairnsJonathan Evans

David RutleyPriti PatelMrs Helen Grant

Mr Tom ClarkeMrs Mary GlindonGordon Henderson

Sammy WilsonThomas DochertyDan Rogerson

Simon ReevellSteve BakerAndrea Leadsom

Tony BaldryMark MenziesMr Peter Bone

Eric OllerenshawRehman ChishtiMartin Vickers

Andrew RosindellRosie CooperPeter Aldous

Mr Edward LeighNick de BoisAndrew Stephenson

Mr James GraySir Roger GaleLady Hermon

Mr Gregory CampbellMr Frank FieldMichael Connarty

Jim ShannonJacob Rees-MoggConor Burns

Ms Margaret RitchieDavid SimpsonDr William McCrea

Mr Joe BentonSimon HughesGlenda Jackson

Naomi LongMalcolm BruceEsther McVey

Iain StewartJack LoprestiJulian Smith

Pauline LathamRichard HarringtonLorraine Fullbrook

Rebecca HarrisNadine DorriesMr Ronnie Campbell

Sir Gerald KaufmanTom GreatrexRobert Flello

Valerie VazBob BlackmanMr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

Karen BradleyMark GarnierLindsay Roy

Sajid JavidMr Stewart JacksonDr Daniel Poulter

Mr Nigel DoddsMr Mike HancockTim Farron

Sir Alan BeithMr Robin WalkerGreg Mulholland

Annette BrookeMr Peter LilleyMr Adrian Sanders

Ian PaisleyDr Julian LewisMark Durkan

Sir Robert SmithSir Alan BeithMr William Cash

Mr Brian BinleyNicola BlackwoodMr Lee Scott


Line 3, at end add ‘and encourages further development of specialist palliative care and hospice provision.’.

Mr Edward Leigh

Mark Durkan

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Robert Halfon

Charle Elphicke


Line 3, at end add ‘and for the avoidance of doubt, reasserts its opposition to legalised euthanasia.’.

Debate may continue until 7.00 pm.

indicates Government Business

† 3 E-TABLING OF WRITTEN QUESTIONS [No debate after 7.00 pm]

Sir George Young

Mr Greg Knight

Natascha Engel

That this House approves the recommendations relating to written parliamentary questions contained in paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Eighth Report of the Procedure Committee, on E-tabling of parliamentary questions for written answer, HC 1823.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.

 4 BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (FINANCE (No. 4) BILL) [No debate after 7.00 pm]

Sir George Young

That, in respect of the Finance (No. 4) Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.

If opposed this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.

Note: The Speaker will not adjourn the House until he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses (Order of 21 March).

At the end of the sitting:


South West Bedfordshire constituency (Andrew Selous).

Health and Social Care Bill (Nic Dakin)

Presentation of petitions: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153).


Proposed subject: Foreign secret intelligence and state secrets privilege (Mr David Davis).

Debate may continue until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).




Communities and Local Government

9.30 am

Room 18 (private)



9.45 am

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

10.00 am


Subject: Budget 2012.

Witnesses: Roger Bootle, Managing Director, Capital Economics, Jens Larsen, Chief European Economist, Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, Jonathan Portes, Director, National Institute of Economics and Social Research, and Brian Hilliard, Chief Economist UK, Société Générale; Institute for Fiscal Studies (at 10.45 am); Steve Hughes, Economic Adviser, British Chambers of Commerce, Gillian Guy, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice, Professor Dieter Helm, and John Whiting, Tax Policy Director, Chartered Institute of Taxation (at 11.30 am).


Business, Innovation and Skills

10.00 am

Room 15 (private)

10.30 am


Subject: Apprenticeships.

Witnesses: Microsoft UK, Carillion Plc, Robinson Brothers Plc, and Babcock International Group Plc; Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc, and Elmfield Training Ltd (at 11.30 am).


Energy and Climate Change

10.00 am

Room 17 (private)


Foreign Affairs

10.00 am

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)

10.30 am


Subject: Role and Future of the Commonwealth.

Witnesses: Professor Philip Murphy, Director, The Institute of Commonwealth Studies; Stuart Mole, Chair, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs (at 11.15 am).


International Development

10.00 am

Room 5 (private)


Culture, Media and Sport

10.15 am

Room 13 (private)



10.15 am

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)

10.30 am


Subject: Post-legislative Scrutiny of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Witnesses: Lord Hennessy and Lord O’Donnell GCB; NHS (at 11.15 am).


European Scrutiny

10.30 am

Room 19 (private)


Scottish Affairs

10.30 am

Room 6 (private)


Home Affairs

10.40 am

Room 7 (private)


Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

12.30 pm

Room 16 (private)

1.00 pm


Subject: Water White Paper.

Witness: Richard Benyon MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.



2.00 pm

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

2.15 pm


Subject: Budget 2012.

Witnesses: Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Nicholas Macpherson KCB, Permanent Secretary, and James Bowler, Director, Strategy, Planning and Budget, HM Treasury.



Human Rights

2.00 pm

Room 5 (private)



Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission

4.00 pm

Speaker’s Study (private)

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]


Tuesday 27 March

Time of publication



Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions

00.01 am

HC 1443

Privacy and Injunctions (First Report).


Northern Ireland Affairs

00.01 am

HC 1504

Fuel Laundering and smuggling in Northern Ireland (Third Report).


European Scrutiny

11.00 am

HC 428-lv

(Sixtieth Report).


International Development

11.00 am

HC 1859

Financial Crime and Development: Government Response to the Committee’s Eleventh Report of Session 2010-12 (Tenth Special Report).


International Development

11.00 am

HC 1872

Working Effectively in Fragile and Conflict–Affected States: DRC and Rwanda: Government Response to the Committee’s Twelfth Report of Session 2010-12 (Eleventh Special Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Companies House public targets 2012-13.

2Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Further education initial teacher training bursaries.

3Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Her Majesty’s Land Registry Performance Targets 2012-13.

4Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Reforming the Financial Reporting Council.

5Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Regional development agencies operational closure.

6Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Publication of planned tax consultations.

7Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Triennial Review of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee.

8Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: UK Convergence Programme (2011-12).

9Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office: Election and referendum guidance.

10Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Post public disturbances-Payments to local authorities.

11Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Reports from research commissioned by the previous administration.

12Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport: Distribution of the proceeds of the sale of the Horseracing Totalisator Board (the Tote).

13Secretary of State for Defence: Foreign Affairs Council.

14Secretary of State for Defence: Joint Forces Command.

15Secretary of State for Defence: Ministry of Defence Police Guarding Agency.

16Secretary of State for Defence: Nuclear Security Summit.

17Secretary of State for Education: Early Years Foundation Stage.

18Secretary of State for Education: Quango reform.

19Secretary of State for Education: Strengthening teachers’ powers to discipline.

20Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Update on Government support for carbon capture and storage.

21Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Correction to Parliamentary Question.

22Secretary of State for Health: Public health workforce consultation.

23Secretary of State for the Home Department: Police air support: The Police (Collaboration: Specified Function) Order 2012.

24Secretary of State for the Home Department: Review of remuneration and conditions of service for police officers and staff.

25Secretary of State for the Home Department: Triennial review of the Migration Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory Board.

26Secretary of State for Justice: Community sentences and probation consultation.

27Secretary of State for Justice: Publication of the Government’s Guide to Coroners and Inquests and Charter for Coroner Services.

28Secretary of State for Transport: Agencies’ business plans.

29Secretary of State for Transport: EU Transport Council.

30Secretary of State for Transport: HS2 Ltd.

31Secretary of State for Transport: Taking testing to the customer.

32Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: The Impact on Passported Benefits-Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee and Government response.

Prepared 27th March 2012